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tv   [untitled]    February 7, 2012 9:48am-10:18am PST

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>> if you are interested in our local city government and would like to work with 18 other enthusiastic citizens committed to improving its operations, i encourara >> you can see that it is amazing. you can hear that it is refreshing. you reach for it because it is irresistible. and the taste. simply delicious.
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♪ [applause] >> de want to sit down? that is perfectly all right. -- do you want to sit down? let me called this meeting to order. it is the occasion when the mayor of san francisco is to take the oath of office. i believe this is probably the first major who has had all the
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other living mayor's as the 16 county of san francisco president for this swearing in. [laughter] but i do not take it personally. i did not even notice it. [laughter] of course, i should identify them quickly. to my left, she will be on later on in the program, but we will start with dianne feinstein, the only woman who was ever held the mayorship of the city of san francisco. united states senator. [applause] start with the man who most recently left this job and went on to become the lieutenant governor of california, gavin newsom. [applause]
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frank jordan, former mayor frank jordan, former police chief of the city of san francisco. [applause] and my colleague from the legislative years and mayor of sanford says go, are new and tho san francisco. [applause] now that the stage is set, it is time clearly for prayer. reverend james, please come and give us the invocation. >> the per i offer todrayer i os on behalf of the more than 800 organizations in the city of county of san francisco.
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many of the agencies have served the people of san francisco for over 100 years. let us pray. got we come to you and prayer for our mayor, and when we. edwin lee. -- god, we come to you in prayer. as he renews his commitment to serve as our mayor, we ask you renewal his zeal for public service. grant him good health. give him the gift of patients, care for all people, but above all, the gift of wisdom here that surround his occupation with men and women dedicated to public service. fill him with your love so that he is not afraid. for as the scripture says, but perfect love cast out of fear.
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finally, we pray for ourselves as citizens of the city we love it. drive from us and our elected officials all cynicism and slavish ideology. in your mercy grant us just and honest, rep. all men. -- and honest government. -- amen. >> please welcome the color guard in the san francisco girls chorus. -- and the san francisco girls chorus. where are they? [laughter] [laughter] [applause]
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>> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and into the republic, for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
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♪ [chorus singing]
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[chorus singing] [chorus singing "star spangled
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banner"] [applause]
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forward. halt. forward march. [applause]
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>> you may be seated. i moved a little bit ahead of schedule by introducing all of you. i was supposed to do that at the end of that. and understand if you have been in my position, i would have wanted you to introduce me first. in [laughter] you understand why that happens, mr. mayor. ibm, of course, delighted to have so many of my yearayor le'
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good friends from throughout san francisco and the bay area and the country. mayor lee had some special things he really wanted done on this occasion, and the girl's chorus was one of them, and the boys' chorus would be another of the special activities that he would like to see occur. his emphasis is obviously on including everyone in the city, so from early morning to day until the present time and on through another part of the day there will be various cultural organizations and groups all on the performance arts side who were participating on the state of inauguration of our city. at this time, we would like very much for the boys' chorus to appear and do one of the
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favorite tunes that this mayor likes, other than what m. c. hammer does with "too legit to quit." san francisco boys chorus, " america the beautiful." ♪ [boys chorus singing "america the beautiful"]
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♪ [boys chorus singing "america the beautiful"]
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♪ [applause]
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>> the boys' chorus and san francisco has traveled all over the world what individual mayor's representing the city. bogirl's chorus has done the same thing. boys' chorus happens to be my favorite because some of the young voices are scholars from the willie brown institute. we sponsor them, because we are looking for the next m. c. hammer. [laughter] mr. mayor, you are indeed blessed. you have attracted a crowd like know whether inside city hall.


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